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Avalanche Forecast December 6, 2017 

Bottom line:     LOW

Snow Totals from December 3 storm are any where from 13" at Snowbasin to 10" at Ben Lomond 11" at Monte Cristo.  In most places in the Ogden mountains the new snow fell on bare ground.  This is good news.  There were reports yesterday of collapsing but we are pretty sure this is due to vegetation not a weak layer.  Photo to the right is a snow profile from December 3rd at Powder Mtn.   The photo below is a snow profile from Snowbasin same elevation after the storm.  It is quite a different story.

Created by: Kory

Special Announcements

Unopened ski area terrain is considered backcountry as avalanche mitigation has not been performed. As resorts prepare to open as soon as possible, please be mindful of their unique uphill travel policies - abide by signage and, if in doubt, check in with the ski patrol. 

 Remember to check the uphill policy at the local resorts before heading up.

Powder Mountains is closed to uphill.  Snowbasin is Closed to uphill

Avalanche Problem 1:   Normal Caution.

Its a mixed bag out there today but no real glaring avalanche problem.  Avoid areas where snow might have drifted after the storm.  Remember that the snowpack is very shallow and taking a ride could result in injury or death.

Avalanche Problem 2:     No secondary problem today

Mountain Weather

Today:   Sunny, with a high near 24. North wind 5 to 7 mph. 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. North northwest wind around 6 mph. 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 33. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. 

Saturday:   Sunny, with a high near 39.

Sunday:   Sunny, with a high near 40.

Monday:   Sunny, with a high near 38.

Tuesday:   Sunny, with a high near 37.

General Reminders

     Remember your information can save lives. If you see anything we should know about, please help us out by observations. You can also call us at (989) 506-9718, email, or include #otownavy #ogdenavalanche in your tweet or Instagram.

To get help in an emergency (to request a rescue) in the Wasatch, call 911.

     If you trigger an avalanche in the backcountry, but no one is hurt and you do not need assistance, please notify the nearest ski area dispatch to avoid a needless response by rescue teams. Thanks.

  • Snowbasin Resort Dispatch (801-620-1017),

  • Powder Mountain Dispatch (801-745-3772 x 123)

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